Between 1994 and 2006, Calgary had the fastest growing number of homeless men, women and children in Canada. There were plenty of new condo towers but there wasn’t enough housing for many of the people who laboured to build those glass palaces. Today it’s a different story. Calgary’s 10-year-plan to end homelessness is showing results and has become a model for other Canadian cities. So much so, that Tim Richter, the CEO of the Calgary Homeless Foundation (CHF), is moving on to head up the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness, a collaboration of several interest groups designed to mobilize communities across the country to develop their own ten-year plans.
August 14, 2012, by Gillian Steward